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With reference to Neil Addison's piece about the re-organisation of the CPS (The Lawyer, 6 January):
The recruitment exercise for the 18 chief crown prosecutor posts, evaluated as within the senior civil service, was directed not by senior CPS management, but by the Civil Service Commission in accordance with the rules for fair and open competition for civil service posts. A civil service commissioner chaired both the sift and selection panel.
The selection exercise was carried out within a timescale that would have enabled the CPS to fulfil government policy that the CPS should be re-structured by April 1998.
The DPP is a civil servant and as such carries out the policy decided by ministers. Only in matters of a legal nature is independence specified by statute.